The END Fund: ELIMINATING NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES IN IDJWI

ELIMINATING NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES IN IDJWI

Feb 29, 2016 | Democratic Republic of the CongoIssue 3 - March 2016

The END Fund  in collaboration with Amani Global Works are working together in the Congolese island of Idjwi to implement a public-health program designed to control and eradicate neglected tropical disease (NTD).

Using well-trained staff and a network of community health workers, the first phase of the Idjwi project intends to distribute generously donated drugs over the next three years to those at risk of the three most prevalent NTDs – intestinal wormsschistosomiasis, and lymphatic filariasis. The project promotes school-based water, hygiene and sanitation education, advocates the use of bed nets, and empowers villages to become open- defecation-free zones. This collaborative project between the END Fund and Amani Global Works aims for sustainability, community engagement, and wider adoption of good practices.

Following disease mapping in 2014 and 2014, DRC continues to see increased attention as a high priority country for the NTD Community. In order to achieve treatment goals, the END Fund will continue to seek additional funding and implementing partners.

Following disease mapping in 2014 and 2014, DRC continues to see increased attention as a high priority country for the NTD Community. In order to achieve treatment goals, the END Fund will continue to seek additional funding and implementing partners.

"My children motivate me.  I educate them myself, I'm the one who feeds them, I care for them when they are sick. My children are my joy and treasure."  

"My children motivate me.  I educate them myself, I'm the one who feeds them, I care for them when they are sick. My children are my joy and treasure."